Dress Code


We have high expectations of our learners in respect to dress code.  We expect them to dress smartly and take pride in the way they present themselves.  Our dress code centres around respect for oneself, other people and the world around us.  It is for this reason that we will not accept learners who do not make an effort to dress smartly; having a top button undone, a tie unfastened and an untucked shirt, shows a lack of respect for the serious learning ethos in which we believe at Honywood and will, therefore be consistently challenged.

Within this framework of respect, our expectations for our dress code are as follows:

*Blazer With school motif -  sold via Anglia Sports & Schoolwear - two designs.

With school motif – Black, knee length or below.  Sold via Anglia Sports & Schoolwear – Two designs.  Skirts should be worn at the waist and with appropriate regard to a formal appearance.  Short skirts are not acceptable, please ensure the appropriate length is ordered.  Skirts must be worn with black, opaque tights.  Socks (ankle or knee high length are not permissible as an alternative).


Formal cut, smart, plain and black.

Trousers should be worn at the waist and with appropriate regard to a smart formal appearance.  Trousers must not be denim/jean, stretchy, skinny, leggings or jeggings and must not be low-rise, cropped or tapered in style.  Nor should they have studs or rivets.  Trousers should be full-length and touch the top of the shoe. Excessively flared or narrow/tight-fitting trousers are not permitted. 


White/pale blue with top button for wearing with a tie.


Sold via Anglia Sports & Schoolwear - two designs: Blue with Yellow stripe for Cohorts 7 and 8; Black with Yellow and Blue stripe for Cohorts 9-11..


Smart and traditional black leather/faux leather upper, flat/low heeled shoes (less than 5cm) suitable for school.  Shoes with sports logo branding are unacceptable, this includes trainers/canvas/plimsolls/casual type footwear or unbranded copies of trainer style shoes.  Boots are not acceptable.


Jumper v-neck

Royal Blue for Cohorts 7 and 8 and Black for Cohorts 9, 10 and 11.  The jumper is optional and is to be worn underneath the blazer not instead of the blazer.  Jumpers should be woollen blend and not be of a sweatshirt type material.  Please look at Anglia Sports & Schoolwear to see appropriate styles.  Jumpers can be sourced independently as long as they are the correct style, or alternatively purchased via  Anglia Sports & Schoolwear


If your child chooses to wear a coat, please note this must not be a tracksuit style top, hoodie or sweatshirt etc.  The coat can be any colour.

Bag Suitable for carrying a range of text and exercise books and an iPad.

*These items of uniform are embroidered with the school motif and can only be purchased online from Anglia Sports & Schoolwear (www.yourschoolwear.co.uk).  Other items of school uniform, i.e. trousers/shirts, can be purchased from any uniform supplier.

Where learners choose to wear jewellery, this should be minimised.  We accept that some learners will choose to have their ears pierced, however, the issue of body piercing, whether this be in the ear or elsewhere, raises a number of potential health concerns.  We will not, therefore, accept any learner attending with piercings other than those in their ears.  Where ears are pierced, once again for safety reasons, small stud earrings must be worn.  Also for safety reasons false nails in any form are not allowed, learners are welcome to have their nails painted but they should be their own and not be any type of false/acrylic/press on/glue on nails.

If learners or parents/carers are unsure as to the suitability of clothing/footwear please contact the learner’s Learning Group Leader in the first instance who will be happy to advise on the suitability of the clothing/footwear.  We do not want parents/carers to be in a difficult position, having purchased clothing/footwear which does not meet the expectations of our dress code.  Buy with confidence and do not trust ‘school wear’ signs in shops, they often try to boost sales by labelling trainer-style shoes as ‘school wear’.  Check with us first if in doubt.

On the rare occasion that a learner may not be able to adhere to the dress code due to unforeseen circumstances, parents/carers need to send them in with a signed/dated note and/or email their Learning Group Leader.  If learners are wearing alternative footwear because shoes are broken or do not fit they need to report to their Cohort Leader when they arrive in to school, who will arrange for them to be issued with a pair of loan shoes.  The issuing of loan shoes is intended to help learners in these circumstances.  Refusal to wear loan shoes will attract a consequence in the same way as refusal to follow instructions from staff.  We would much prefer not to have this conversation, and it can be easily avoided by ensuring that your child is wearing suitable shoes for school.  We would expect that this would be rectified as soon as possible and within the maximum time frame of one week, (by the following Monday) allowing families adequate time to resolve the particular issue.  If there are financial reasons why this is not possible, please contact the school directly, as we may be able to offer support.

Learners who have been instructed to wear trainers for medical reasons will be expected to have a doctor’s note.  Parental notes will only be accepted for a maximum of one week for a medical issue.  The expectation is that learners will wear black or dark-coloured footwear so that the difference is less noticeable.

Over time clothes can become worn.  Learners are no longer looking smart if they are wearing items of clothing that are ripped or damaged due to wear and tear and these items will need to be repaired or replaced.  Again, if there are financial reasons why this is not possible, please contact the school directly, as we may be able to offer support.


All learners must obtain the following kit:

Indoors Outdoors
  • *Navy blue t-shirt with royal blue side stripes and yellow piping
  • *Navy blue rugby shirt with royal blue side stripes and yellow piping
  • *Navy shorts
  • **Optional alternative – Navy blue ¼ zip sweatshirt with royal blue side stripes and yellow piping
  • White socks
  • *Navy shorts
  • Training shoes with non-marking soles
  • Navy leggings (to be worn under shorts) - optional in cold weather
  • Blue football socks
  • Studded boots

* These items of uniform are embroidered with the school motif and can only be purchased online from  Anglia Sports and Schoolwear.    

In cold weather learners may wear base layers under their tops in a navy blue colour.  In wet weather, a towel may be required for learners to shower.  We would strongly recommend that all learners wishing to participate in rugby and/or football are equipped with shin pads and a gum shield.  Should your child need to be excused from PE for medical reasons then please provide a letter explaining the problem.  Learners will be expected to bring their kit so that they can still participate in the learning session as a coach or official where fitness allows.

**   Please note that a rugby shirt or sweatshirt can be purchased.  However, due to the zip, the sweatshirt will not be permitted in rugby.

Dance Kit

Cohort 7 and Cohort 8

  • When dancing in Expressive Arts learners will be required to wear grip socks (like you would wear at Jumpstreet) or be barefooted to avoid slipping.

GCSE Dance

  • KS4 Dance learners are required to use ballet shoes or be barefooted
  • Leggings
  • PE top or plain white t-shirt

Dance kit such as a leotard and tights is optional.